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by Will W.
22:38 Mon 30 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

I have sent the link/login details to Simon to forward to those of you who are interested. The system runs off your browser (i.e., no download required); and, according to my IT guys, there is no "monitor" needed and I cannot screw it up. We shall see, insha'allah.
by Will W.
00:43 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

I have secured my tasting pack. Or at any rate I shall have done by 02 December. I likewise have the technical means to set up the afterword. I would invite those interested to send their email addresses to Simon, if he does not already have same; in turn, he will forward them to me and I shall send...
by Will W.
23:35 Sun 12 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2001 Warre Quinta da Cavadinha
Replies: 0
Views: 918

2001 Warre Quinta da Cavadinha

Amongst the rarest of wines in my cellar (i.e., Her Ladyship found it on her own and paid for it), I approached this bottle with considerable curiosity after a ten-hour decant on 16 June 2020. In the glass, the wine was deep purple and entirely without visual or creative merit – much like the band, ...
by Will W.
22:32 Sat 11 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: Quinta da Boavista bought by Sogevinus

As far as I am aware, Lima & Smith will continue to produce and sell their Tecedeiras branded range of Port. That is correct: we had a lovely catch-up with Tony Smith at Quinta de Covela a few days ago; Lima & Smith shall indeed crack on with Tecedeiras ports, and the firm is now likewise marketing...
by Will W.
21:34 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 12870

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Please, whether or not the sample can be got my way.
by Will W.
23:12 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 10085

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
22:35 Thu 11 Jun 2020
I may have to get creative. I generally don't like Warre's style
Mr Tawny - I have a solution: drink a Maynard's whilst standing on your head.
by Will W.
23:05 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Cockburn Tua
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

1987 Cockburn Tua

Having never had a Quinta do Tua and being largely unfamiliar with Cockburn’s vintage ports, this bottle made for a very pleasant educative experience. In the glass after a five-hour decant on 07 June 2020, the semi-opaque wine showed clear signs of bricking. The nose was proffered a youthful medley...
by Will W.
13:52 Sat 06 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3470

Re: 1983 Covelos

I presume they still had the strict rules on reserves in the 1980s so to produce a single Vintage Port would have been quite a substantial multi-year project? A great question to which I do not have the answer. I did send an email to the producer about a week ago; should it respond, I shall put you...
by Will W.
21:31 Fri 05 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Covelos
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

1983 Covelos

The 1983 Quinta de Covelos vintage port was produced by Jose Carlos de Morais C. Cruz & Co. Lda – a maker of inexpensive still wines in Canelas, a hamlet situated several kilometres to the east of Peso de Regua. The firm was set up in 1979 and, as far as can be determined, it has only ever bottled t...
by Will W.
22:39 Mon 18 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 12
Views: 6370

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

1985 Casal Janeiro By Western-European standards, Portugal remains a poor country. Perhaps as a consequence, it features a great many auctions houses selling rubbish from the homes of Aunts Maria, Ana and Ines after they pass to their eternal reward whilst their heirs focus on tearing one another ap...
by Will W.
16:49 Sun 17 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: 1987 Dow Bomfim

I cannot help but feel that the score at which I arrived ultimately does not do justice to this wine. Put another way, I liked it a great deal more than the solid, albeit unspectacular numerical result would suggest. If your feel the score you are giving does not appropriately match the wine you ar...
by Will W.
16:33 Sun 17 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Graham Malvedos
Replies: 0
Views: 733

1987 Graham Malvedos

Were there a Guinness Book of World Records designation for a 1987 horizontal tasting conducted over the longest temporal period, I should surely take the prize: this was the fifth such bottle consumed over successive Sunday evenings. Whilst the 1987 Malvedos does not pack the punch of the Vargellas...
by Will W.
16:12 Sun 17 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Sandeman
Replies: 0
Views: 724

1977 Sandeman

Consumed on 30 April 2020 after a nine-hour decant, with other theportforum.com stalwarts joining online, I found this port to be at its peak. In the glass, the colour of the wine was redolent of an older burgundy; more generally, the rim was clear and the port semi-opaque. Advancing on the nose, I ...
by Will W.
09:52 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 12381

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Yes Phil; both days
by Will W.
22:05 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

1987 Dow Bomfim

Aficionados of fine port will be aware of the fact that for well over a century Quinta do Bomfim has served as the bedrock of Dow’s vintage ports. Bottled with some regularity as a single quinta vintage since 1948, Bomfims are oftentimes very good and rarely disappoint. The 1987 Quinta do Bomfim whi...
by Will W.
21:54 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

1980 Taylor

The question of optimal, vintage port-decanting times would appear to constitute an insoluble conundrum: there are the minimalists such as Mr. Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, and those who set out to consume a bottle over two or three days, in the expectation that the wine might be enriched...
by Will W.
16:18 Sat 25 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 9401

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Yes, please, should a spot remain.
by Will W.
12:09 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

1987 Taylor Vargellas

There are those in the know who rate the 1987 Taylor Vargellas as the best wine of the vintage. In the event, prior to 19 April 2020 I had never tried it. For inexplicable reasons, I have only ever found a single bottle at auction over the last three or four years and, consequently, I was until rece...